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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Sir Charles's heir?
(a) Harry Baskerville.
(b) Charles Baskerville II.
(c) Henry Baskerville.
(d) Hugo Baskerville.

2. What did Sir Henry discover was missing before he left to see Holmes with Dr. Mortimer?
(a) An old boot.
(b) A brown boot.
(c) A brown hat.
(d) An old suitcoat.

3. How does Holmes go about his search for the cut-up newspaper?
(a) Holmes checks the wastepaper himself.
(b) He hires a boy named Cartwright to bribe the postman.
(c) He hires a boy named Cartwright to search the wastepaper of each hotel in Charing Cross.
(d) Holmes sends Watson to check the wastepaper.

4. In lieu of persuading Sir Henry to avoid Baskerville Hall, what does Holmes suggest?
(a) Holmes sends Watson with Sir Henry for protection.
(b) Holmes suggests that Dr. Mortimer act as bodyguard.
(c) Holmes suggests that Sir Henry stay armed at all times.
(d) Holmes suggests that he himself act as bodyguard.

5. According to Dr. Mortimer, why did no one else notice the strange marks near the body?
(a) The prints were too far away.
(b) Everyone was drunk.
(c) No one cared.
(d) He was the only one there.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does C.C.H (engraved on the stick) stand for?

2. How does Holmes spend his time before meeting with Sir Henry in the afternoon following their first meeting?

3. Why did Sir Charles return to Baskerville Hall?

4. According to Holmes, who is actually the owner of the stick?

5. What possibility does Holmes rule out when he discovers that Henry does not have a will?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Watson feel about Sir Henry?

2. Why does Holmes discount the idea that one of Sir Henry's heirs or relatives wants him dead?

3. Why does Watson say that Sir Henry appears to have inherited the Baskerville temper?

4. What is significant about the letter being made up of words from the London Times?

5. What three leads turn out to be dead-ends for this case?

6. What is the significance of the strange discovery by Sir Charles's body?

7. Why did Dr. Mortimer advise Sir Charles to go to London?

8. What is the relationship between Sir Charles and Dr. Mortimer?

9. Based on Watson's examination of the walking-stick, how does he describe Dr. Mortimer?

10. What are Holmes's deductions of Dr. Mortimer from his walking-stick, and how did he arrive at them?

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